HCMC woman dies day after positive coronavirus test

By Le Nga   June 27, 2021 | 04:19 am PT
HCMC woman dies day after positive coronavirus test
Samples for coronavirus tests are collected in Binh Tan District, HCMC, June 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
The Ministry of Health confirmed Sunday that a 53-year-old Covid-19 patient died Friday morning in HCMC, a day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

The woman, a resident of Binh Tan District, tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday, and was transferred from the district hospital to Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital in a coma.

She was given emergency treatment and intensive care with ventilation through endotracheal tube, sedation, muscle relaxant, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. However, her condition failed to improve and she died Friday morning.

Doctors said the causes of death were severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, complications of acute respiratory failure and septic shock.

This is the 41st death in the new Covid-19 wave which emerged two months ago and Vietnam's 76th fatality since the onset of the pandemic.

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